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Screenwriting Series with Kathy Berardi: Define Your Characters

  • The Lovett School, Black Box 4075 Paces Ferry Road Northwest Atlanta, GA, 30327 United States (map)
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The “Screenwriting Series” will be offered once again by the Atlanta Film Society in Fall 2017. This class is ideal for writers new to the art and craft of screenwriting. Attendees will have the opportunity to dive-in Hollywood style with a four-part collaborative workshop series. The series, taught by Kathy Berardi, an independent writer-producer and UCLA MFA Screenwriting alum, embraces the philosophy of learning by doing. Beyond receiving instruction and how-to advice in each class, students will roll up their sleeves and collaborate with the instructor and each other with creative brainstorms, process and content critiques and real-time discussion following in-class viewing of movie examples.

This series also serves as a helpful introduction to writers interested in learning the foundation of screenwriting to prepare themselves to write a full script in the follow up potential Advanced Mentored Workshop class that may be offered next in January/February 2018 (TBD).

CLASS 2: Define Your Characters

DATE: 10/21/17
TIME: 11:00am-2:00pm
LOCATION: The Lovett School, Blackbox
PRICE: $50 Non-Members/$40 ATLFS Members | SERIES: $170 Non-Members/$136 ATLFS Members

In this session, new material will be presented that will serve as a continuation to content presented in the first class for returning students. This class will also serve as a standalone lecture and discussion for students who were not able to attend class no. 1.

In-class warm-up & workshop:
o Students who attended the first class and return with their completed assignment (2-page treatment) will receive in-class review and feedback.

In this class, students will learn: 

  • How to develop a worthy protagonist
  • How to create a multi-faceted antagonist
  • The role of supporting characters relating to fleshing out the elements of the main characters of the script and their relationship to one another
  • How to define their characters on screen with action, and in the story with emotion

Check out Kathy Berardi's instructor bio here!